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There’s No Conflict Between Profit and “Social Responsibility”

Estimated Reading Time: 6 minutes

The slogan People over Profits once again is being heard in Washington and elsewhere in the country. This time, however, the sloganeering doesn’t come from Jane Fonda or Bernie Sanders (although both have used that mantra for many years) but rather from business sources themselves. From the US Chamber of Commerce to the Business Roundtable, we are […]

Dismisinfoganda

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes

Misinformation, i.e., wrong claims innocently made, and disinformation, i.e., wrong claims willfully made, have long consorted to create propaganda, a distorted worldview designed to achieve some political goal. The lines between those lies have so blurred that only a neologistic portmanteau, dismisinfoganda, fully captures recent reality. Like an old hip-hip song, let’s break it down: […]

The NAACP’s Counterfactual Claim About Racial Inequity in Police Stops

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes

In a recent Newsweek article, senior reporter Jason Lemon alleges there is “significant data showing” that the U.S. is plagued by “systemic racism.” As evidence of this, he claims the “NAACP found that from 2017 to 2020, Black men were five times more likely than white people to be stopped by law enforcement without a […]

Memorial Day Vow: ‘Never Again Will One Generation of Veterans Abandon Another’

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes

There have been times when America has forgotten why we sent Americans overseas—and the duty we have to care for those who carry this nation’s freedom on their backs. After Vietnam, there were no “welcome home” parades. As a youth, I saw senior officers in America’s most decorated combat division refused permission to wear their […]

Will the Pandemic Promote Political Power in Perpetuity?

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes

“It’s like we created another industry in our state. The amount of money is staggering,” Andrew Schaufele, director of Maryland’s Bureau of Revenue Estimates, happily declared last week. The Biden stimulus plan is deluging governments across America with hundreds of billions of dollars of extra revenue that will allow politicians to stretch their power in […]

Will France Stand Up to Critical Race Theory and Post-Colonial Movements?

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“You start out giving your hat, then you give your coat, then your shirt, then your skin and finally your soul.” So said famed French President and World War II hero Charles de Gaulle on the costs of dealing with the Soviet Union. In de Gaulle’s time, many were content to let the Soviets be […]

1776 Commission Calls On Parents To Fight Critical Race Theory In Education

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Former President Donald Trump’s 1776 Commission, formed to establish patriotic education, met on Monday to discuss how the group’s 1776 report could be used to shape curriculum across the country. They also discussed the Biden administration’s proposed critical race theory education rule, as well as decide the future of the Commission. “History is complete and […]

Senators Schooled on the Truth About ‘Ghost Guns’

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If U.S. senators were hoping to give a lift to the Department of Justice’s proposed rule to redefine a firearm, they underestimated Ashley Hlebinsky. She’s a historical powerhouse when it comes to guns. Hlebinsky testified before the Senate Judiciary’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, in a hearing titled: Stop Gun Violence: Ghost Guns. Hlebinsky started by […]

‘Drag Queens in Training’: Kids Show on PBS Features ‘Lil Miss Hot Mess’ Reading, Dancing

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A children’s show on PBS featured drag queen and author “Lil Miss Hot Mess” singing, dancing, and reading a book about drag queens to an intended audience of 3 to 8 year olds. “Today I’m going to read from my own book, which is ‘The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish,’” explained […]

Social Justice Warriors Have A Beef With Meat

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It seems like only yesterday that mainstream media sources like Forbes were condemning Fox Business News economist Larry Kudlow and other Republicans for “falsely claiming” that President Biden’s Green New Deal would force people to stop eating meat. The condemnation ranged from Rachel Maddow’s MSNBC lamenting “the Right’s foolish lie” to a Media Mattersgrenade, “Right-wing […]